Canis rufus Audubon and Bachman 1851 (red wolf)

Mammalia - Carnivora - Canidae

Alternative combination: Canis niger rufus

Synonyms: Canis floridanus Miller 1912, Canis niger Bartram 1791, Canis priscolatrans Cope 1899, Lupus niger Bartram 1791

Belongs to Canis according to B. Kurten and E. Anderson 1980

See also Alroy 2002, Dalquest and Schultz 1992, Hall 1981, Halloran 1961, Hay 1902, Martin and Webb 1974 and Nowak 1979

Sister taxa: Canis (Epicyon), Canis (Pseudalopex), Canis adustus, Canis antarcticus, Canis anthus, Canis apolloniensis, Canis armbrusteri, Canis arnensis, Canis aureus, Canis cedazoensis, Canis cyonoides, Canis dingo, Canis dirus, Canis edwardii, Canis etruscus, Canis familiaris, Canis feneus, Canis ferox, Canis geismarianus, Canis indianensis, Canis latidentatus, Canis latrans, Canis lepophagus, Canis lupus, Canis lydekkeri, Canis mesomelas, Canis montanus, Canis morenis, Canis mosbachensis, Canis niger, Canis occidentalis, Canis osorum, Canis palaeoplatensis, Canis primigenius, Canis proplatensis, Canis thooides

Ecology: ground dwelling carnivore-omnivore


• Quaternary of United States (3: Alabama, Florida, New Mexico collections)

• Blancan of United States (3: California)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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